The 6th Annual Private Equity Europe Forum is the leading investor-centric event for LPs investing in private markets across Europe and globally.
The forum brings together investors, fund managers, and advisers for a one-day meeting to discuss sectors, due diligence, and private equity investment opportunities in Europe and around the world.
This investor-focused event provides a due diligence forum for European and international pension funds, foundations, endowments, fund of funds, family offices, wealth managers, consultants, and sovereign wealth funds interested in direct research on private investment opportunities.
Session topics cover the entire spectrum of private equity investments, from sector specific sessions on venture capital to discussions on global buyout opportunities and roundtables of leading global institutional investors discussing their specific investment appetites.
David Atterbury, Head of EMEA, Managing Director, HarbourVest
David Atterbury joined HarbourVest in 2004. He is currently head of the firm’s London office and co-leads the firm’s secondary investment activity in Europe. During his tenure, David has led a number of European secondary transactions, including Absolute Private Equity and SVG Capital plc. David serves serves on a number of European fund advisory boards. David joined HarbourVest after five years with Abbey National Treasury Services Plc, where he was Director of Private Equity. His responsibilities at Abbey National included the devel-opment of a direct private equity portfolio and the subsequent disposal of a large diversified portfolio of partnership commitments and direct holdings.
Hazem Ben-Gacem, Co-CEO, Investcorp
Hazem Ben-Gacem is Investcorp’s Co-Chief Executive Officer with nearly 30 years of experience in successfully leading private equity investments across North America, Europe, the Middle East and Asia. Today, he chairs the investment committees of the firm’s Private Equity activities in Europe, Middle East and Asia, as well as chairing the investment committee of the Asia Food Brands Fund. In addition, he oversees the firm’s infrastructure investment business and its client and investor relationships globally. Amongst others, Hazem sits on the Investcorp Group’s Executive, Operating and Risk Management Committees.
Prior to his co-CEO appointment, Hazem led Investcorp’s European private equity and Technology private equity teams, based out of London. During that period, Hazem was directly involved in over 40 of Investcorp’s private equity investments in Europe and North America. Prior to joining Investcorp in 1994, Hazem was a member of Credit Suisse First Boston’s mergers and acquisitions team in New York.
Reynir Indahl, Founder, Summa Equity
Reynir Indahl is the Managing Partner of Summa Equity, a Nordic private equity fund he founded in 2016, with c. EUR 4bn assets under management.
Summa was the first PE firm to align its strategy with the UN SDGs. Summa has also joined as a key partner with UNDP and UN PRI in UN SDG Impact Initiative to help develop an SDG-alignment framework relevant to all private equity firms.
Previously, Reynir was Partner with Altor Equity Partners where he joined at inception in 2003. Before this, he was CEO of Ignis Photonyx, Investment Director with Kistefos Venture Capital, and Engagement Manager with McKinsey & Company. Reynir graduated Baker Scholar from the MBA Program at Harvard Business School; B.S. in Economics (Summa Cum Laude) from the Wharton School of University of Pennsylvania; and Second Lieutenant from the Norwegian Defence School of Intelligence and Security.
Rebecca Gibson Partner Oakley Capital
Juergen Pinker Senior Managing Director Blackstone
Andrea Davis Chief Operating Officer Investcorp
Gregoire Haenni Chief Investment Officer Caisse de Prevoyance de l'Etat de Geneve
Roxana Mirica Partner, Head of Capital Markets Apax
Matthias Ederer Partner BC Partners
Maria Carradice Managing Director, Portfolio – ESG Mayfair Equity Partners
Richard Swann Partner Inflexion
Lisa Telford Portfolio Talent Director Montagu
Neale Broadhead Partner CVC Capital Partners
Yolande van den Dungen Senior Portfolio Manager, Alternatives SPF Beheer
Wol Kolade Managing Partner Livingbridge
Eimear Palmer Partner and Global Head of ESG Pantheon
Klas Johansson Partner Altor
Sarah Farell Head of Private Equity for Europe and Asia Allstate
Paul Atefi Head of Origination for Credit & Markets KKR
Matthew Bryant Senior Managing Director CVC
Michal Lange Partner Astorg
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Global Private Market Investing
How are leading fund managers taking the offensive amidst these times of economic uncertainty? How are the private markets responding in different geographies? How are leading fund managers taking the offensive in this new climate? Additionally, what opportunities are presenting across developed and emerging markets to better prepare for future global challenges?
Portfolio Optimization & Value Creation—What Tools & Strategies are Leading Funds Using to Support Growth in Their Portfolio Companies?
The European private equity industry has been resilient in the face of great disruption – and the lessons learned will be invaluable in dealing with the future shocks and in helping build ever-more robust and effective value-creation plans in the future. How are leading managers working to create value in their portfolio companies? How can partners identify opportunities to boost innovation, productivity, and the bottom line? Is deploying capital still the number one priority given the war for talent, inflation concerns and supply chain imbalances?
A Spotlight on ESG Management: Navigating Growing Expectations
What’s truly driving the trend toward “sustainable capitalism”? How are GPs responding to LPs ESG agendas in private equity? How are LPs and GPs making a difference and driving profits?
Sourcing, Practicing Efficient Due Diligence & Downside Risk Mitigation
In the midst of continued economic uncertainty, what is the current reality and outlook for deal sourcing and pricing? What are the primary due diligence focal points, and how are they shifting in today’s climate? Furthermore, which risks pose the greatest challenge, and how are investors hedging against potential pitfalls? Panelists discuss how their sourcing procedures, due diligence strategies and risk mitigation practices are adapting to today’s climate and share thoughts on best practices for the future.
LP Perspective on Global Private Equity Markets
Are LPs willing to increase their allocations to these long term illiquid strategies? How have these recent market conditions affected their allocation preferences, fund structure considerations, or geography preferences?
Private Credit—Challenges, Risks, and Opportunities
Private credit has been one of the fastest-growing alternative asset classes for the past five years. This brings its own set of challenges related to complexity and how organizations can scale with increasing investor interest. Historically low interest rates and concerns over later term liquidity are prompting many portfolio companies that are financially strong to tap their revolving credit lines. How will the current economic uncertainties impact willingness to make loans and the im-pact on current loans?